It was a beautiful bright autumn day, with air like cider and a sky so blue you could drown in it.– Diana Gabaldon, Outlander
Whoosh! Under the eerie Hunter’s moon, a crisp breeze zips through the door. Grab your pumpkin spice latte and peek outside. Home to a family of black ravens, trees glow in delicious shades of honey, amber and cranberry. In a fiery display of foliage, Mother Nature celebrates the abundant harvest one last time this year. As she releases her sunset-hued leaves, she calls on us to do the same. Before heading into winter’s cozy abyss, release sticky, maple syrupy mindsets that once held you back. Free from regret and worries, you can dream of the next harvest. It’s sure to be an abundant one!
Once Upon A Time
Have you ever wondered why the trees lose their leaves every fall? The Cherokee tell of a time when everyone lived in harmony. Every winter, the birds would fly south to escape the frosty weather. However one year, Sparrow couldn’t fly to the tropics with the other birds. You see, he was badly injured. And so, he stay’d home and sought shelter in a tree.
The poor little sparrow asked both Oak and Maple to use their branches, but alas, they refused. Finally, Pine welcomed Sparrow among its prickly branches.
Winter came and went and Sparrow recovered with the first buds of spring. Meanwhile, the Creator was not too happy with the behavior of Oak and Maple. As punishment, he cursed their leaves to wither away during the winter season. Naturally, Pine is the only tree to keep his leaves all year round.
- Clary sage
- Olive leaf
- Palo santo
- Pumpkin seed